KC Parks News

  • KC Parks 2017 Highlights Video

    Enjoy this 4-minute video featuring all of the new things that happened with Kansas City Missouri Parks and Recreation during our 125th year!

  • Beat the Winter Blues Through Exercise and Social Connections

    New Poll by National Recreation and Park Association Many Americans experience varying degrees of seasonal depression when the shorter, often colder, days of winter hit. In fact, 80 percent of Americans actively seek out ways of preventing or lessening the “winter blues” in their own lives. Local parks and rec centers provide an excellent way […]

  • ROAD CLOSURE: Partial Closure of 63rd St. Trafficway

    January 10, 2018   Due to a large water main break at Hardesty Ave. and 63rd St. Trafficway there is a partial road closure at Lewis Road and 63rd Trafficway. KC Water Services is hopeful the repair will be complete within two weeks.

  • Board Approves Master Plans for Two Parks

    The Board of Parks and Recreation Commissioners approved Master Plans for two parks at their January 9, 2018 meeting: Little Blue Valley Park, a 96.20 acre tract located at Noland Rd and East 75th St. The updated plan includes a shelter, playground, open-air equestrian riding arena, archery range, dog park and more.  Plan>> Cooley Park, […]

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    CALL FOR ARTISTS: Art in the Park this Summer in West Terrace Park!

    KC Parks is excited to host Art in the Park this summer in West Terrace Park. Art in the Park is one component of the Art in the Loop Project  whose goal is to infuse the center of Downtown Kansas City with innovative and engaging temporary art that will refresh, intrigue and surprise our audience of Downtown […]

  • KC Parks Awards Employees for Service to KCMO

    Today KC Parks honored 41 employees representing 645 years of service to the City of Kansas City, Missouri! Thank you for your dedication and service to our citizens~ FIVE YEAR AWARDS COMMUNITY SERVICES Athletics: Ashley Allen Community Centers: Oliver Hurd, Steven Zapien NATURAL RESOURCES South Region: Leon Newson PLANNING/DESIGN SERVICES Park Facility Maintenance: Terry Jones, Joseph McGinnis TEN YEAR […]

  • {NEWS} Spirit of Freedom Fountain Renovations Begin with Sculpture Removal this Friday

    WHO City of Kansas City, Missouri Parks and Recreation City of Fountains Foundation WHAT News conference and removal of the 5,000 lb. center sculpture for GO Bond-funded fountain renovations Mark L. McHenry, Director, KC Parks Pat O’Neill, President, City of Fountains Foundation Troy Schulte, City Manager, Kansas City, MO Jermaine Reed, City Councilman, 3rd District WHEN […]

  • KC Parks Now Accepting Proposals for Community Center Instructors

    The City of Kansas City, Missouri Parks and Recreations is accepting sealed statement of qualifications from interested individuals, and/or agencies for instructor(s) at our Community Centers. Deadline to submit a proposal is Friday, December 22nd, 2017. Proposers must include the following with their proposal to be evaluated on the following criteria: Candidates must possess the […]

  • Holiday Pricing on #KCParks All Access Annual Passes

    Purchase All-Access Annual Passes to KC Parks Community Centers at Special Holiday Pricing! Adult All-Access Annual Pass: $200 ($100 savings) Senior All-Access Annual Pass: $100 ($100 savings) Looking for holiday gifts or to treat yourself? Beginning on Black Friday, Kansas City Parks and Recreation is offering special holiday pricing on All-Access Annual Passes good at all 10 KC Parks […]

  • First King Penguin Hatch at KCZoo

    It may be Thanksgiving in a few days but the focus at the Kansas City Zoo this week is on a bird of a different type. For the first time, a king penguin chick has hatched at the Kansas City Zoo. The chick is being hand raised behind the scenes. The Kansas City Zoo received […]

  • KCZoo to Open Touch Tank in 2018

    How do you think a stingray feels? Slippery like soap? Scratchy like a tree trunk? There’s only one way to find out — at the Kansas City Zoo’s new touch tank, Stingray Bay. The Zoo recently broke ground on this brand new exhibit, which is set to open in May 2018. Guests will have the […]